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Re: Hello from Portland, OR

Yeah, I also program Java for a living but haven't had the time to play with this. Though it looks like the linux 1.60 firmware may have been posted at http://fingerfans.dreamhosters.com/download/setupfw160.bin anyway even though I couldn't find a thread listing it. Also my former coworker Dan had p...
by petercooperjr
06 Aug 2018, 18:53
 
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: Hello from Portland, OR
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Hello from Portland, OR

I've been contemplating for a while trying to put together a Linux VM image (so that it wouldn't have the licensing issues that a Windows VM does). My recollection is that it requires some very old USB drivers and Java to work, so it may need to be an old version of Linux to make a VM from rather th...
by petercooperjr
03 Aug 2018, 00:24
 
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: Hello from Portland, OR
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Hello from Portland, OR

Welcome! I do still use my Touchstream LP regularly. I have one at work, one at home, and one as a spare (which sometimes gets used when I bring my work laptop home). On all of them I've replaced the center ribbon cable, which is certainly the Achilles' heel of the keyboard. I have to wonder if the ...
by petercooperjr
23 Jul 2018, 14:39
 
Forum: Members' introductions
Topic: Hello from Portland, OR
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: How many of us are left? Does a forum still make sense?

Thanks for the pointer to the "subscribe forum" feature, I'll be sure to do that so I can find out when people post here. And also thanks for giving me hope that the number of people left using these on a regular basis is still in at least the double digits. I was afraid I was close to the...
by petercooperjr
16 May 2018, 20:09
 
Forum: About this forum
Topic: How many of us are left? Does a forum still make sense?
Replies: 2
Views: 453

How many of us are left? Does a forum still make sense?

I sometimes wonder how many people are left who regularly use Fingerworks products. I try to check in here every few months (sometimes longer), but there's only a few posts a year at most. Having the forum broken out into sections seems a little silly when most haven't been posted to in years. Is it...
by petercooperjr
16 May 2018, 16:25
 
Forum: About this forum
Topic: How many of us are left? Does a forum still make sense?
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: FingerWorks MultiTouch Utilities - Linux

Here's another reminder to please post the 1.60 Linux software. I'd really like to put together a VM image for configuring Fingerworks devices that doesn't have the licensing issues that XP does.
by petercooperjr
06 Aug 2014, 13:13
 
Forum: FingerWorks official software
Topic: FingerWorks MultiTouch Utilities - Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 4197

Re: Fully working FingerWorks software in a virtual machine

It's all Java based under the hood, isn't it? So it should be possible to get working on a Linux VM Image (which would avoid licensing issues) or repackage it for the newest versions of Windows & Mac. I've been meaning to figure it out, but haven't found the time to do so yet.
by petercooperjr
06 Nov 2013, 17:56
 
Forum: FingerWorks official software
Topic: Fully working FingerWorks software in a virtual machine
Replies: 56
Views: 16071

Re: Buying remaining devices from University of Delaware?

That is pretty neat. I've noticed that the eBay prices have been dropping quite a bit from their peak. I had somewhat been wondering if there's just a lot less demand or whether more devices had been showing up in places or what. Perhaps both. I'd love to see these details.
by petercooperjr
01 Feb 2013, 18:02
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Buying remaining devices from University of Delaware?
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Re: Small Update 1/9/2013

ken gray wrote:here's another tangential post about FW

http://technicallyphilly.com/2013/01/09 ... ouchscreen


Thank you so much! Now that it looks that the gag order is lifted(‽), perhaps we'll get to see a lot more about the internals and what happened at Fingerworks.
by petercooperjr
24 Jan 2013, 21:59
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Summary as of April 26, 2005, Updated September 2, 2005
Replies: 29
Views: 35115

Re: What is the future of Fingerfans?

I make sure to check here every couple of weeks. I'd love there to be some kind of community, especially as maintaining these devices (replacing ribbon cables when needed and the like) is something where we could really use each others' expertise. I really appreciate the effort in keeping this all r...
by petercooperjr
21 Dec 2012, 21:08
 
Forum: About this forum
Topic: What is the future of Fingerfans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2800

Re: Half dead touchstream for sale (germany)

If it's the left half that's dead, it's probably just that the ribbon cable needs replacing. So it may be closer to working than you think.
by petercooperjr
05 Nov 2012, 20:33
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Half dead touchstream for sale (germany)
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Re: Xwinder - how does it work?

I believe that it uses the accessibility features of the operating system, which are designed for tools like this that interface with nontraditional input devices, as well as some some software utilities to help make systems more usable for various sets of people. I don't really have a lot of detail...
by petercooperjr
17 Sep 2012, 21:10
 
Forum: Mousing and Gesturing
Topic: Xwinder - how does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Re: wonky left pad on Touchstream LP

In my experience, problems on the left half are almost always due to the middle ribbon cable. I'd recommend trying to replace it if the unit is becoming basically unusable. The ribbon cable part number is DigiKey HF26U-03-ND. Might be completely unrelated to your problem, of course, but it's what I'...
by petercooperjr
10 Sep 2012, 18:49
 
Forum: Other troubleshooting
Topic: wonky left pad on Touchstream LP
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Re: Silver TouchStream LP Dvorak an eBay

I'm keeping my eye on it. I have a burgundy qwerty and a dvorak now (one for work and one for home), and the silver is so nice-looking, and I think I want a spare… But I can't really justify $625 for a spare for myself, though I hope it's worth at least that. But I'll take it for $300, if the market...
by petercooperjr
23 May 2012, 21:14
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Silver TouchStream LP Dvorak an eBay
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

Re: Silver TouchStream LP Dvorak an eBay

(Deleted effective duplicate. I hadn't realized that the forum had moderation before posts showed up.)
by petercooperjr
23 May 2012, 14:27
 
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Silver TouchStream LP Dvorak an eBay
Replies: 13
Views: 3438

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